Waldo Branch

Waldo Branch

Located in the heart of the commercial and residential neighborhood for which it is named, Waldo Branch Library is one of the busiest branches in the system. It serves as a community center for the area as well as a meeting place for various community organizations and neighborhood associations.

Featured Activity at This Branch

Reprising his role as Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey, Jr. joins up with his friend in crime solving, Dr Watson, Jude Law. Holmes has met his intellectual equal, or so it seems in the evil Dr. Moriarty. Holmes and Watson travel the world seeking to put and end to the nefarious criminal's acts of evil. 2011 Color

Friday, July 28, 2017
12:00 pm

At this branch

  • Computers: 17 for adults, 4 for teens, 4 for kids, 3 "express" (15-minute limit)
  • Wireless: All branches have free Wi-Fi wireless Internet access
  • Study Rooms:
    2 rooms — accommodate 1 – 2 people
    (2 hour limit; available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Meeting Rooms: 2 rooms
Free Legal Advice

Local attorneys Brian Noland and Malik James will be on site to help you answer legal questions free of charge.

Kids Cafe

Kids and teens are often hungry after school. Come get a healthy snack at Waldo Monday through Friday. Meals provided by Harvesters. For school aged kids.

Parents as Teachers Playgroup

Come join the Kansas City Public Schools Parents as Teachers program for a time of interaction with your child and connection to other parents and caregivers from the community. There will be opportunities for play that support where your child is at developmentally as well as chances for interaction and friendship with other parents of young children. Parents as Teachers believes you are your child's first and most important teacher, so come ready to learn and play.

Preschool Storytime

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Stories for Ones

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

Tabletop Tuesday

Explore the world of modern Tabletop Gaming! It's not just Monopoly anymore! The games are bigger, better and weirder! Come for fun, to meet new people and to face challenges that will test your problem solving and teamwork skills. Open 6th-12th graders. Games include Ticket to Ride, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Forbidden Island, Love Letter, Mysterium, King of Tokyo, and more!

Tech coach drop-in sessions
Computer Questions?

Get help on Tuesdays and  Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Waldo Branch. 
 
Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Computers will be available or bring your own.
 
Tech Coaches now available to answer your questions about:
  • Microsoft Word or Excel
  • the internet
  • email
  • formatting a resume
  • online applications
  • syncing your smartphone
  • and so much more!
Teen Gaming

Teens! Join us every Friday afternoon for video games on the Xbox One and Wii! Games include Rocket League, Mine Craft, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Naruto Ultimate Storm 4, Halo, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Madden, NBA 2K, FIFA, and more! Open to 7th through 12th graders.

Wednesday Fun

Come enjoy playing board games with friends and doing various crafts.